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Mrs. Tessier from Apopka FL is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Manipulatives for the Home

Help me give my students manipulatives to work from home during this distance learning and extended school year time period. They need these items to help with math, reading, and to ease their sensory seeking needs.

  • $582 goal

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My Students

My students are imaginative and fun-loving kids. Their worlds have turned upside down with the lack of routine and structure most parents aren't fluent with at home. They come from low-income households and many do not have the resources to create the routines, visuals, and schedules for my students.

Many of my students don't have the ability to learn online.

They depend on packets and copying the packets from the computer onto a piece of paper. They are lacking in books that are on their level at their homes. Despite the hardships they are facing with school being closed, they are eager learners and I love seeing their faces as their parents send me still shots of them trying their hardest via their phones.

My Project

Please help me give my students learning materials for home and distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students are not able to leave their homes due to the quarantine as many can't handle the feel of a mask on their faces due to sensory issues.

My student needs books to read, the use of math manipulatives, fine motor items to help with the skills they are lacking, and sensory seeking items to use at home.

My students are used to daily routines, visual schedules, manipulatives, and sensory items at their disposal whenever they need them in the classroom. At home, they are lacking these items they use daily to participate in school.

Mrs. Tessier
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
hand2mind Linking Pop Cubes, Educational Counting Math Toy (Set of 100) • Amazon Business $12.95 12 $155.40
Sensory Water Beads Toy for Kids 6 Pack, Shapes Learning Toy for Toddlers, Fidget Stress Balls for Autism/ Anxiety Relief for Adults,Bean Bags Great for Cornhole Tossing Carnival Backyard Outdoor Game • Amazon Business $11.55 12 $138.60
My, Oh My--A Butterfly!: All About Butterflies (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) • Amazon Business $8.38 12 $100.56
Crayola Silly Scents Twistables Crayons, Sweet Scented Crayons, Gift, 12Count, Multicolor (52-9612) • Amazon Business $3.91 12 $46.92
Learning Resources Trace Ace Scissor Skills Set, Homeschool, Fine Motor Stencil Set, 7 Piece Set, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98

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